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Somehow all of a sudden last week, Google started showing all my search results in ALL CAPS ARIAL font.
I've also noticed it in email replies from people.

It's very hard to read, and I'm very confused about how this happened and how to fix it?
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Somehow all of a sudden last week, Google started showing all my search results in ALL CAPS ARIAL font.
I've also noticed it in email replies from people.

It's very hard to read, and I'm very confused about how this happened and how to fix it?
That is odd. I would try deleting the Fonts cache, then reboot and see if that fixes it. Onyx can do this, found on the menu under Cleaning.


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wellllll.
i've tried using Onyx to solve this, with no avail...(onyx>cleaning>systems+users).

despite updating to Mac OS 10.6.8 and both Firefox and Safari browsers,
I STILL get all my Google search results in ALL CAPS ARIAL font.

any other ideas / advice?
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this is happening in both Firfox and Safari. not only are web results in Arial All Caps, but also lots of the text i type.
some of my incoming emails show up in Apple Mail as Arial All Caps, too.

default fonts for both Firefox and Safari are set to "Times."
if i copy the Arial text from my browsers and paste it into a blank TextEdit document, it shows up as "Times," even though my default font for new TextEdit docs is set to Helvetica.

i tried the Onyx font cleaning again, as well as Onyx's browser cache cleaning.
no dice.
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This old thread has the answer.

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Nice catch Van! That reminds me of when I installed SP-1 for Office 2011 it overwrote a bunch of fonts in both the library fonts and Office font folders resulting in lots of dupes. Font Book resolved it.
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Nice catch Van! That reminds me of when I installed SP-1 for Office 2011 it overwrote a bunch of fonts in both the library fonts and Office font folders resulting in lots of dupes. Font Book resolved it.
It took my "expert" Google skills for that one.

What an odd problem with 2011 SP1. I didn't have that happen to me so I wonder what it was that caused that for you.

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Yeah!
I just used the "validate fonts" feature in font book to discover I had (+-) 1200 fonts, and (+-) 800 of them had various "issues" or "duplicates."
I moved all fonts from my "User" account into the "Library" and then deleted all duplicates.
I'm now totally consolidated and browsers display as they should.
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